Nakuru school embraces e-learning due to COVID-19 pandemic

As the government battles to contain the spread of COVID-19 within the country, the education sector remains the hardest hit with parents unable to keep their pupils on a studying routine while at home. But for Eagle Apex Hill School in Subukia, Nakuru County it is learning as usual. The institution has turned to the Internet for pupils to attend classes, bolstering the rise of e-learning becoming the first in the county. With the use of WhatsApp as a mode of communication, teachers are able to video call, send text…

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CS Magoha leads 100% transition mop-up exercise in Nakuru

Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha on Monday morning led the 100 percent transition mop-up exercise in Nakuru West sub county, Nakuru County. Addressing media at Nakuru West Secondary where 10 needy students among the over 30 identified in Nakuru West will be admitted, the CS revealed that already through the government initiative the transition rate from Primary to secondary stands at 96 percent. He was however quick to cite that the government is doing all that can be done to ensure the 100 percent transition is achieved. This, he…

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Youths urged to embrace technology as county launches innovation hubs

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has called on youths to embrace technology and use various opportunities on the internet to earn a living. Speaking in Subukia sub county on Thursday when he officially launched the Subukia Innovation Hub,the governor said his government is committed towards empowering youths. “I urge the youths to make good use of the internet and avoid abuses.The internet can help you earn a living.As a government we are committed in ensuring youths empowerment” he said. Sentiment echoed by Nakuru County CEC for Education and ICT Mr.Raymond Komen…

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Education officials defend selection formula despite students’ concerns over placement

Education officials have defended themselves over the cries from some of the students placed in schools not their choices that most of the first choice schools have limited capacity to absorb them and will send them to the other choices. Speaking at Afraha high school on Wednesday when she released the list of students joining extra county schools in 7 counties, Rift valley Regional coordinator of Education Mary Gaturu absolved the ministry saying that the selection was informed by merit,performance and capacity of the schools. However, she urged all the…

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Education task force’ recommendations yield as Nakuru schools improve in KCPE

The recommendations of education task force formed by former Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua to look into what was ailing the sector in Nakuru county has began to yield fruits following exemplary results in 2018 KCPE exams. The task force was formed on February 7 in 2014 and tabled its findings 45 days to the county government for implementation.And three years down the line, the fruits of the recommendations are already being felt. Despite private schools recording better results in 2018 KCPE results, public schools have also continued to shine 3…

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Education stakeholders laud the new curriculum

The new 2-6-3-3-3 education curriculum has been lauded by education stakeholders as it is learner-centered and suitable for the changing aspirations of Kenyans and the labor market technology in place. Bridge International Academies in Kenya have already begun embracing the system through offering trainings to their schools’ managers as well as teachers on the same. Addressing media on weekend during a training workshop for their over 350 schools managers from across the country on the new curriculum at their training centre in Bahati, The schools’ Director Mr. Reuben Wambugu Mwangi…

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Unemployment contributing to youths’ engagement in drug abuse, says scholar

Unemployment rate among youths has been cited as one of the major factors contributing to youths engaging in drugs and substance abuse. Speaking in his office on Monday, John Kimemia Gitau from Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies called on parents to offer guidance to their children as far as courses selection is concerned. According to Mr. Gitau, poor selection of courses has seen many youth study but end up unemployed upon completing of their studies. “We should focus on courses that will help our youths earn a living after…

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Drug abuse, premarital sex lowering education standards in Rongai, Mogotio sub counties

Drug abuse, premarital sex and child labor have been cited as major challenges affecting education standards in Rongai and Mogotio sub counties. This emerged during schools heads’ consultative meeting held at Sarambei in Rongai Sub County.In order to address the same, the schools heads in the area have formed a committee to see on how to address the issues in order to raise the standards of education in the area. Addressing media after the consultative meeting on Tuesday, Mogotio Primary Head teacher Mrs. Shivega Tabitha said they have resolved to…

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Meet Nakuru couple who started afro-centric school to empower African child

As the World looks forward to mark World Teachers Day on October 9th, two couples in Nakuru’s Lanet area are to be emulated for their continued efforts in ensuring improved education standards through wholistic education. ‘Children in Freedom School’ is an education centre started by Engineer Oku Kanayo (a Nigerian) together with his wife Dr.Susan Utheri Kanayo (Kenyan). According to Dr.Utheri who doubles up as the Principal of the institution situated some kilometers from the Lanet Military Barracks, they had the dream to assist Kenyan Children to have the power…

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